Special Education Attorney | Winter Park
It’s no secret that every parent wants the best for their child. That includes receiving a high level of education. Unfortunately, not all children fit into one mold. The traditional approach of education is particularly difficult for children with disabilities, even if they are actually highly intelligent. However, children with learning disabilities may benefit from special education and an Individual Education Plan. Aubrey Law’s Winter Park family attorneys can help you answer your questions about an education plan.
Signs Your Child May Need Special Education
There are many reasons a child needs be evaluated for special education. According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a child with a disability may be eligible for services immediately after birth. IDEA provides education services to 6.5 million infants, toddlers, children, and youths across the country. A child could require special education at a later time in life. This could be due to life events, such as a traumatic brain injury. IDEA help’s keep a child on track when they are young and until they are ready for traditional education. IDEA’s aid used long-term if that works best for the child’s needs. Under IDEA, there are several ways a child could qualify for special services through the school system:
- Emotional disturbance
- Hearing impairment
- Intellectual disability
- Multiple disabilities
- Orthopedic impairment
- Other health impairment
- Specific learning disability
- Speech or language impairment
- Traumatic brain injury
- Visual impairment, including blindness
This also includes conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and other learning difficulties. An Individual Education Plan can massively influence the education that your child receives. To qualify, they must have their disability well documented.
What is an Individual Education Plan?
Once a child qualifies for special education based on IDEA, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) must be created. The IEP documents the student’s current abilities and yearly goals for the student. The IEP documents and what shorter term objectives the student should be able to achieve so that they can their yearly goals. This document serves as a formal agreement between the school and the parents, This agreement determines what special education services the school will provide and how long the services will go on before there is additional testing. The agreement will determine how the school will help transition the students if they no longer need the services.
Contact Aubrey Law Today for Help
Is your child’s school failing to properly evaluate your child for a developmental disability? Is the written IEP being followed? If not, then it is time for you to speak with an Orlando special education lawyer. At Aubrey Law, we can guide you through the process so that you can make clear decisions on your child’s future. Stand up for their rights in the school system. Contact the Winter Park office of Aubrey Law today to learn more.
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